What’s Valentine’s Day without some frosted goodies covered in heart-shaped sprinkles? Whether you’re celebrating with a partner, hosting a Galantine’s Day dinner, making it a family event, or it’s a treat-yourself kind of day, below you’ll find some ideas on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day the right way in Cottage Grove!
DELIGHT IN DELECTABLE DESSERTS
The owner of Carrigan’s Confections is a long-time lover of baking. This locally owned Cottage Grove business makes gorgeous cakes, cupcakes, cookies and more! Their Valentine’s Day menu will help make your celebrations extra special! Message Carrigan’s Confections by Feb. 7 to get your order before Valentine’s Day!
- Chocolate Lovers: Chocolate cake with chocolate mousse and vanilla or chocolate buttercream.
- Strawberry Surprise: Vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream filled with strawberry jam.
- Tropical: Mandarin orange cake with pineapple frosting.
*Decorations will not be the same on every cake but will be like the pictures shown.
For sweet treats and thoughtful gifts, head to Hy-Vee for a wonderful selection of goodies. From cakes and cookies to heart-shaped bath bombs and balloons, they have everything you need for all kinds of celebrations.
FIND THE PERFECT FLOWERS
If you want to go the classic route and give a gorgeous bouquet of flowers to that special someone for Valentine’s Day, look no further than the options Cottage Grove’s florists have up for grabs! Whether you’re shopping for a present for a partner, your kids, a coworker, or a best friend, there’s plenty to choose from.
Rustic Floral’s collection of romantic Valentine’s Day buds of all shapes, sizes, colors and price points will help you find the right masterpiece for that special someone.
For classic red and pink roses, fluffy teddy bears, and delectable chocolates, check out Cottage Grove Florist’s Valentine’s Day collection for a timeless piece that is sure to get you admiration.
Is someone you know not the flower type? Order a chocolate bouquet from Hy-Vee Floral!
HAVE A SPA DAY
Spend this holiday with some much-needed self-care by taking a trip to the salon or spa with a loved one or giving it as a gift! Cottage Grove has massage parlors, nail salons, skincare studios and more to celebrate this Valentine’s Day with a little bit of pampering.
Stop by Belissimo Salon & Day Spa for a facial peel, Salons by JC for a personalized facial, Whole Health Massage LLC to wind down in the infrared sauna, or The Healing Place for a relaxing couples massage.
If you prefer an at-home experience just like the spa, pick up bath bombs, soaps, lotions or candles all made by local artisans from Boondocks Vintage Boutique! Plus, they have some hilarious, but not-so-safe-for-work, Valentine’s Day cards.
Want to get in a little pre-Valentine’s Day pampering? Check out Cottage Grove’s hair and nail salons.
- All About Nails
- B&G Hair
- Belissimo Salon and Day Spa
- Fantastic Sam’s
- Gloss Salon
- Great Clips
- New Century Salon
- Pretty Nails
- Red Nails
- Salon 80 Hair Studio
- Salons by JC
- Sports Clips
GIVE THE GIFT OF EXPERIENCE
If your love language is ”quality time,“ give a gift to your special someone that you can experience together. At Zyweic’s 15th Annual Planting Party, participants get to make their own beautiful floral arrangements that Zyweic’s will take care of until the weather warms up. On a more musical note, River Oaks is hosting Sweet Keys for a Dueling Piano Show. We’ve only ever heard raves about this show, so reserve your tickets now!
TREAT YOUR PET
We’ve listed just about all the ways you can treat your loved ones this Valentine’s Day in Cottage Grove—but don’t forget about the furry ones!
Give your pet a Valentine’s Day at the spa at La Pooch Grooming or Lisa’s Fabulous Paws. Another option is to bring them a special Valentine’s Day treat or new toy from PetSmart or Chuck and Don’s.
If you’re going to be spending the evening away from home, drop your pet off at Hound Around Pet Resort for care that will make them feel right at home!
Looking for even more ways to treat your pet this Valentine’s Day? Check out our blog post about all things pets in Cottage Grove!
VALENTINE’S DAY DINING
Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday this year, and we know it gets hard to celebrate on a weeknight, River Oaks is hosting two Valentine’s dinners the weekend prior. The dinners will feature some fan favorites and new specials from Chef Isaac’s Pop-Up Menu! Reservations are limited, so book your table sooner rather than later! For a more on-theme dinner, head over to Applebee’s and try one of their festive Valentine’s drinks! If you’re more of an intimate at-home dinner kind of person, order a heart-shaped pizza from Papa Murphy’s! They haven’t quite announced their annual Valentine’s Day pizzas yet this year, but they’re usually available for the week leading up to Valentine’s Day.